COVID-19 UPDATES

Update for Thursday, 21 October

Monuina e pogipogi – Good Morning, Education Minister Hipkins’ announcement yesterday afternoon concerning schools and when they will return, gave no clear guide as to when Years 1 – 10 would return to onsite schooling. A further announcement will be made on Tuesday, when we hope we will be provided

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Our online Distance Learning Programme continues. School is closed except for registered students.

Announcements : 

Our online Distance Learning Programme continues. School is closed except for registered students.

COVID-19 Resources

Please find here, current information and resources regarding COVID-19
(This page was last updated 19 October 2021)

COVID-19 Update.

  • Auckland is currently in Alert Level 3 – step 1, with a review on Monday 1st November 2021.
  • Term 4 schooling will continue with our Distance Learning Programme only, unless you have registered your child to attend school.  See below for the link to register.

For the most current and accurate information available please visit ​www.arphs.health.nz​ or ​www.covid19.govt.nz​

Under Level 3 all families are advised by the Prime Minister to keep their children at home, unless you have no other means of someone being able to supervise them.  If you need to send your child to school, please read through this flowchart and then register through the form.  For your child to attend school in Alert Level 3, you MUST register them prior to coming on to the school site.

Alert Level 3 requirements for schools Translated in to the following languages:Te Reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island Māori, Fijian, Niuean, Tokelauan, Tuvaluan ,Hindi, Arabic, Chinese

A comprehensive list of Supports and Resources can be found HERE

We encourage you to download and use the COVID tracking App, if you have not already done so. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app

Keep checking the Locations of Interest website, as this is getting updated regularly throughout each day.

  • If you have been at a location of interest at the relevant time, you could be affected in one of two ways – either as a close contact or a casual plus contact. Please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on which category you fit into.
  • If you are a close contact, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. If you are a household member of the close contact, you will need to stay home until the close contact returns a negative day 5 test.
  • Self-isolating and staying at home have different public health requirements. You can find them here for self-isolating and here for staying at home.
  • In terms of exercising, close contacts who have to self-isolate cannot leave their property to exercise. But their household members who are staying at home are able to leave the property to exercise as long as they avoid contact with others and do not have any symptoms.
  • If you are a casual plus contact, you will need to stay at home. You will be able to leave the property to exercise as long as you avoid contact with others and you do not have any symptoms.

Where to get a COVID-19 Test:

For regular community testing clinics that are operating across Metro Auckland, see here and follow the Healthpoint link. It allows you to search for your nearest COVID-19 testing location/s. Simply search by region and suburb or your address and testing location/s nearby will appear. You can also filter whether testing is open to ‘anyone/casual patients’ or ‘enrolled patients’ only.

  • It’s essential that people only get tested if they are a contact, have visited a location of interest at the specific dates and times or have cold and flu symptoms.
  • To help speed up the process for our staff at testing centres it would be really helpful that if people know their NHI number they could bring it with them. If you don’t have it, don’t worry it’s more important that you come for your test.
  • Those who have been to a location of interest or have symptoms should call Healthline for advice on testing and referral to a testing centre to make a booking. Everyone who needs a test will get tested, but bookings are strongly advised to avoid long wait times.
  • It’s really important that anyone awaiting a test result or who is a close contact should be self isolating and not leaving the house for any reason.

Where to get vaccinated:

  • Auckland Airport Park and Ride Drive Through Vaccination Centre – no booking required

    • Drive in at the Airport Park and Ride vaccination centre-Verissimo Drive (click for map) with your bubble between 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
    • Only come by car, please do not come on foot, bike or motorbike.

    Ø  Trust Arena Vaccination Centre  – no bookings required

    • The Trust Arena Vaccination Centre is now open for walk-ins, no appointment needed.
    • 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, 8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Sunday.

Email alerts for COVID-19 Information in your preferred language
The All of Government ‘Unite against COVID-19’ website has an option to sign up for an email update in languages that are listed on the website. The list of languages and to subscribe to receive the latest updates in your language of choice, please click here

Information for migrant communities: Golden rules for Alert Level 4
The Ministry for Ethnic Communities | Te Tari Mātāwaka has just released some videos in different languages about the ‘Golden rules for Level 4’. Please feel free to share this link to the videos with your networks

Mental Health Resources
As the Mental Health Foundation of NZ says, “it’s all right to feel a range of emotions right now. Going into a Level 4 lockdown is a big deal and it brings all sorts of different feelings to the surface, including frustration, worry and even gratitude. However you are feeling, know that you’re not alone – we’re all going through this together.”

 If you need to talk, check in with a friend or whānau member, or free call/text 1737 to chat with a trained counsellor. It’s free and confidential. There are also a lot of other supports available to you, your whānau and your community if needed.

Access to Food or essential items information here

WHERE TO GET SUPPORT WITH FOOD
Information from Unite Against Covid-19 is available in the following languages:

 

  • Fact sheet – Information for people with COVID-19 going into managed isolation facility (MIF)– available in English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hindi and Vietnamese.  See under translated resources  here
  • Fact sheet – Information for people going from home to Jet Park– available in English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hindi and Vietnamese. See under translated resources  here

 

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